Sentence Examples

  • The old Cartesians, Jean Jacques Dortous de Mairan (1678-1771) and especially Fontenelle, with his Theorie des tourbillons (1752), struggled in vain to refute Newton by styling attraction an occult quality.
  • Haute-Vui of population is the attraction of great centres.
  • One somewhat similar phenomenon, differing in a few respects, marks the relation of the plant to the attraction of gravity.
  • As results of Roberval's labours outside the department of pure mathematics may be noted a work on the system of the universe, in which he supports the Copernican system and attributes a mutual attraction to all particles of matter; and also the invention of a special kind of balance which goes by his name.
  • By nature a sybarite, he took care to have the best cook in the capital, and women had for him an irresistible attraction, though he was never married.

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